Saturday, February 5, 2011
Old meets new in Rodez, or who was Désiré Malzac?
What's really strange about this photo is that I had never noticed the "D. MALZAC" on this building in Rodez's rue Neuve.
I have unfortunately noticed the Pimkie and Promod signs more times than I care to mention, daughters obligent.
This got me wondering what the D. MALZAC establishment used to be, and none of my books about the history of Rodez were able to enlighten me.
I was convinced that this search for knowledge would be un-Googleable, but I was mistaken.
Désiré Malzac was clearly a printer/editor of some sort; at any rate, his establishment turned out postcards that are now for sale on eBay, or on display on the cool site Europeana.
There was definitely a little "thrill of the knowledge chase" involved in writing today's post.